We hope you all had a fantastic summer break, and are looking forward to an exciting year in our classes.
This half term we will be learning about our topic ‘Reflections of Yorkshire’. Over the next few weeks we will be learning all about our wonderful county and its famous places and people. As well as learning about Yorkshire, the children will be exploring different art media and applying the skills they have learned to create Yorkshire landscapes and other artworks. The children will then have an opportunity to create a large piece of artwork, which will be displayed in school. In order to support our learning, we are planning a visit to an art gallery where we will participate in a workshop to create a modern sculpture to display at school.
We will be focusing on place value and number work. One area for development will be addition and subtraction, this will involve problem solving activities that link with other areas of maths e.g. measure. This will enable the children to practice using a variety of strategies that link to real life situations.
The expectation set by the government is that ALL Y4 children are expected to be able to recall the multiplication facts up to 12 X 12. They will complete a government set online test in May and results will be published nationally. Therefore, we will working hard with the children to support their learning. We would appreciate it if you could assist your child with this at home. We will be sending home log in details for ‘Times tables Rockstars’ which is an online times tables programme. We recommend for children to practice on daily basis at home. We will update you with their progress at regular intervals.
This half term we will be concentrating on different writing styles including story writing, reports, and recounts. In order to support our writing, we will incorporate a range of drama techniques and hope that this will spark the children’s enthusiasm. Sentence structure, punctuation and grammar will follow through all our independent writing.
This year we are putting a particular emphasis on spelling and we would appreciate it if you could support your child with learning the year 3/4 spelling list at home. Spelling will be a regular feature in our weekly homework, and we will send home a list of the 10 spellings we would like you to focus on that week. We are also be sending home a copy of the list if you would like to do some additional work.
PE will take place on a Friday morning each week. Kit required consists of a plain white or blue t- shirt and navy blue or black shorts. PE sessions will still be outside weather permitting therefore can you please ensure that your child has a pair of trainers, they can also wear a plain navy or black zipped top without a hood and plain bottoms or a plain dark tracksuit.
We would like you to create a picture or sculpture of a Yorkshire landscape, landmark or a 3D model of something linked to Yorkshire e.g. Tour De Yorkshire bicycle or cricket bat. Try to be as imaginative as possible, we love to see a variety! If you require any paper, card or other resources please just ask. We would like to remind you that we have a limited amount of space for display purposes so please be mindful of this when completing the project.
We kindly ask that you bring your completed homework into school by Friday 11th October.
We are all looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term with Year 4!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, we are always here to help.
Miss Wood and Miss Hornsby
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